February 22, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

February 22, 2017

Peter Van Dusen welcomes MPs Matthew Dubé, Mark Holland, and Larry Miller to discuss Bill C-23, which would expand the U.S. border pre-clearance program.

Former Reform party leader Preston Manning discusses the current state of conservative politics and previews this weekend’s Manning Centre conference in Ottawa.

As Canadians wait for marijuana legislation, Martin Stringer speaks with activist Jodie Emery after the opening of her latest dispensary in Ottawa.

Does the federal government need a commissioner for children? We hear from Sara Austin, founder and president of Children First Canada.

Political commentators Lindsay Doyle, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate this week’s developments.


Government officials brief the media on Bill C-23.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna speaks with reporters after a meeting with provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa.

Former officials from Canada, Mexico, and the United States discuss the future of the trilateral trade relationship in Washington. 0


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.

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Martin Stringer

Having covered the Canadian political scene for more than 25 years, Martin is as politically astute as he is savvy. He joined CPAC in 1996 and has covered leadership races, political conventions and federal elections, serving as PrimeTime Politics’ Hill correspondent daily and host of the show’s Friday edition. Martin began his career as a reporter for CBC Radio in Quebec City and also worked for seven years as national and international producer for CBC Radio’s flagship show, As It Happens.